Cast glass | 30-05-2024

Excellence award for Hannah Gibson recycled glass

Congratulations to UK glass artist Hannah Gibson, who has been awarded a Habatat Detroit Award of Excellence at the US glass gallery’s 52nd Annual International Glass Invitation Award Exhibition for her cast glass figures ‘Recycling Narratives, 10 Green Bottles’.

This accolade was awarded by the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Each of the 10 figures in this artwork is made from 100% recycled glass (left to right):

Cohesion – recycled car windshields/windscreens

Botanicals – recycled Neal’s Yard Remedies bottles

All Aboard Amber – recycled railway signal lenses

Casting Call – recycled glass with textile inclusions

All Aboard, Cyan – recycled railway signal lenses

Time & Tide wait for None – recycled glass with watch part inclusions

Didymium – recycled Didymium glass

Celebration – recycled Perrier Jouet bottles

Without Pixels Behind – recycled Bang & Olufsen television screens

Tangible Hope – recycled COVID-19 vaccination vials.

While studying Geology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Hannah became fascinated by mineralogy and the reactions between various elements, metals and compounds. This led her towards a passion for the alchemy of glass.

Capturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives, through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of her work. She is passionate about sustainability and recycling, using only recycled glass and found objects.

Read more about Hannah Gibson and her glass work in this CGS interview.

Image: ‘Recycling Narratives, 10 Green Bottles’ by Hannah Gibson.

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